Sant Seechewal will raise the issue of unsatisfactory working of the treatment Plants before the chief minister.
Surprise inspection made at the Leather complex treatment plants at Basti Peer Daad.
On finding the unsatisfactory working of 50 M.L.D treatment plant at Basti Peer Daad, Sant Seechewal has decided to bring this issue in the notice of chief minister Capt. Amrinder Singh and Punjab pollution control Board. Today on the occasion of world Environment Day, Sant Seechewal had a surprise visit to check the water discharged from the treatment plants of Leather complex at Basti Peer Daad. He said that water being discharged from the both plants is not according to criterion (requirement). The treatment plants at Basti Peer Daad is running quite below its capacity. He said this plant was started in 2014 on world environment day. Since then the working of this plant has never been satisfactory.
It has been brought into the notice of the concerned officials a many times. This issue has also been raised in the board meeting of Punjab pollution control board. He said that when he went inside the treatment plant complex, the silt taken out from the contaminated waters clearly showed that the treatment plant was operated after many days. The workers present at the sight told that the silt of treatment plant was not taken out since Saturday. He told that a barrage was raised first time at Kala Sangian drain on 22nd Feb 2008 by the people affected by the poisonous waters of the drain. Then again when no action was taken a barrage was raised again on 18th May 2011. Again there was no action taken by the administration. The 50 M.L.D treatment plant which was installed in 2014 and its working limit was fixed up to 2025, but it failed in 2016-17. Because the contaminated water, more than its capacity was coming in it. He said that now Capt. Amrinder Singh is taking it seriously to make the Punjab rivers waters, free of poisons. To bring it into practice, the existing treatment plants in the state must run effectively and where new plants are needed, those must be installed on priority basis, only then Punjab rivers can be made free of poisons.